Livingston | Butler | Volland

Funeral Home & Cremation Center • Hastings, Nebraska

Michael G. Butler

Michael G. Butler

President / Treasurer of Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home. Graduate of University of Minnesota 1971, B. S. in Mortuary Science. Licensed in Nebraska since 1972 and in Kansas since 1979. Married to Marie K (Smith) Butler, two sons John M.G. and Luke P.G. Butler. Member of NFDA, Nebraska Funeral Directors Association and International Order of The Golden Rule. Served as IOGR President 2002-2003, involved in numerous civic, fraternal and religious organizations including member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, 4th Degree KC and American Legion Post #11.

Marie K. Butler

Marie K. Butler

is an Advance Funeral Planning Specialist.  She worked forty years with Hastings Catholic Schools as principal, teacher and curriculum director. Presently serving on the following community boards or organizations: Rotary International, secretary; HPAC (Hastings Public Access Corporation), Catholic Daughters of the Americas, secretary; on the state level, Nebraska Education School Accreditation Committee. Presently, is a member of PEO chapter FH, Fortnightly book club, HARTA (retired teachers), Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Group. Works part time for UNL as a data collector. Will do speaking engagements for clubs, groups, or organizations, on pre-need planning, upon request.

John M. G. Butler

John M. G. Butler

Vice President / Secretary of Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home. He earned his B.S. Degree in Business Management from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas in 1994. Mortuary Science Degree from Kansas City Community College, Kansas City, Kansas. While at Kansas State, John was a member of the Wildcat Football team, being a team captain his senior year. Returned to the family business in 1995. John is married to Nicki (Walford) Butler, twin daughters Tayelor and Shaye, and son Cooper. John is a licensed embalmer and funeral director. A member of St.Cecilia Catholic Church, 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus as well as other civic organizations.

Nicki Butler

Nicki Butler

is an Advance Funeral Planning Specialist.  She graduated from Hastings College with a degree in Human Resource Management in 1998.  She is married to John Butler and they have twin girls, Tayelor and Shaye, and a son, Cooper.

Larry D. Butler

Larry D. Butler

He attended the University of Northern Colorado and graduated with a Mortuary Science Degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1963. He came home to Hastings , Nebraska to help with the family business. Married to Uschi Butler and father to Erik and Tyson Butler. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge, York Rite, Scottish Rite and Shrine. Larry is also active in numerous fraternal and civic organizations. He retired October 1, 2004.

Michael M. Davis,

Michael M. Davis,

Funeral Director / Embalmer employed December, 1993.Graduated from Central Community College, Hastings College and Kansas City, KS College of Mortuary Science, Dec. 1993. He was married to the late Jane Davis and has a daughter and a son. Member of First St. Paul's Lutheran Church, American Legion Post #11(past Commander) and Masonic Temple Mid-West Lodge #317 A.F. and A.M. and also Scottish Rite.

Melissa M. Abbott

Melissa M. Abbott

Secretary/Office Manager, joined our staff in August 2009 after moving to the area in 2007.  Melissa is originally from Gothenburg and is married to Lonnie Abbott.  They have two daughters, Kirsten and Teagan.  She is a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Juniata Elementary PTO.  She enjoys scrapbooking, attending sporting events, and spending time with family and friends.

Jeff Nelson

Jeff Nelson

is originally from Aurora.  He went to Central Community College for two and a half years. He is married to Rhonda Fleischer and has two children, Amber (John) Wissing and Sam Nelson, and one grandson, Blake.  He’s been employed at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home since March 2011.

Shelbi L. Carpenter

Shelbi L. Carpenter

She started working at the funeral home in 2010 during her first year of college. Then attended Kansas City, Kansas Community College and earned a degree in Mortuary Science in 2013. She returned to Hastings to work for the funeral home. Shelbi has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2014. Shelbi has one son, Britton. They attend Juniata United Methodist Church.